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Trump Campaign, Influencers Keep Getting ‘Community Noted’ on Twitter for Posting Falsehoods

Trump Campaign, Influencers Keep Getting ‘Community Noted’ on Twitter for Posting Falsehoods

“In May alone, Team Trump and their surrogates were slapped with community notes on at least seven occasions — and were often cited for posting flat-out lies.”

Twitter’s “Community Notes” program has become the latest frontier in the social media proxy battles between both the DeSantis and Trump camps as the sparring and war of words hits fever pitch headed into summertime.

As the New York Post reported, the Trump campaign and its allies have been hit particularly hard by the user-maintained “context-adding” system in recent weeks, getting hit seven times last month over tweets about DeSantis that were either untrue or lacked context:

Donald Trump’s 2024 election campaign’s claims are already being hit with Twitter’s new “community notes,” which fact-check or offer context to dubious posts.

In May alone, Team Trump and their surrogates were slapped with community notes on at least seven occasions — and were often cited for posting flat-out lies.

On May 25, Trump campaign spokeswoman Elizabeth Harrington reposted a campaign press release stating. “Ron DeSantis Voted For The Exact DACA Bill Over Which He Is Now Attacking President Trump.”

DeSantis had in fact supported a more conservative version — against a Trump-supported compromise bill, an appended fact check read, which labeled Harrington’s tweet “false.”

The bill DeSantis voted for did not include a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants — while Trump’s compromise bill did.

Here are some of the other Community Noted tweets, which include some by other Trump surrogates and influencers:


There were also these:

Ramaswamy, who might as well be a Trump influencer at this point considering his campaign is little more than a front for bashing DeSantis while remaining silent on Trump, complained about being Community Noted for an incorrect tweet about DeSantis, and alleged without evidence that it was being done because Twitter CEO Elon Musk and DeSantis are buddy-buddy or something (check out the Community Note added at the bottom):

For the record, the Community Note on his video tweet was removed for reasons unrelated to whether or not the added context was accurate. Whatever the case may be, he was still fact-checked in the comments:

While others in the Trump camp are also crying foul, it’s important to note that Trump has also been aided by Community Notes:

Basically, anyone can be a target of Community Notes – including Elon Musk himself. So to suggest there’s some sort of conspiracy and/or implicit bias going on over the Community Notes feature is just silly.

That being said, there’s one important thing people who have complaints about it can do in order to stop getting flagged for sharing incorrect/misleading information on the Twitter machine: stop posting it in the first place:

‘Nuff said.

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As long as they are equally vigilant in patrolling democrat posts, I’m OK with this.

    They’re not.

      Of course they are, and it’s freaking GREAT! You should see the Community Notes on Randi Weingartens’ revisionist history of her role in ensuring schools stayed closed. And there are some real doozies on Biden’s ridiculous litany of lies. Oh! And you should so see the Community Notes on Gavin Newsom’s wild-eyed frantic spinning about how utopian and “free” California is. Seriously, there’s some good stuff on the D’s, and it’s all true, correcting their absolute lies.

    SeymourButz in reply to MTED. | June 7, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Well that’s up to the community isn’t it?

      Paul in reply to SeymourButz. | June 7, 2023 at 4:35 pm

      Yeah, that’s the key. What Musk has done is enhance the software so that the ‘community’ determines what these ‘fact checks’ say. In the pre-Musk days you had a room full of woketards sitting there censoring anything that made their butt hurt, the truth be damned.

healthguyfsu | June 7, 2023 at 3:33 pm

More infighting and more time for popcorn as we get to see this twisted into flagellating tales of Trump martyrdom by the usual suspects.

So, it’s ‘no’ then?

LI contributors are committed to aiding the left in sowing discord on the right?

    What’s a “no”? And how is reporting on what is going on with Community Notes and the Trump campaign “sowing discord on the right”? Surely, you don’t think the “right” should just anoint a candidate just to . . . erm, what? Avoid “discord”? That’s ludicrous. And unAmerican. We have primaries in this country for a reason, and yes, it means that there is some discord during primaries, but we typically come back together after the primaries. That can’t be news to you.

      I have no confidence that we “come back together after the primaries” if Trump does not win. Look at the GA Senate seat runoffs in Jan 2021, that cost us every last one of Biden’s legislative catastrophes.

      Azathoth in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 8, 2023 at 1:15 pm

      Do nevertrumpers ‘come back together after the primaries’?

      Because, to everyone BUT nevertrumpers, it sure looked a whole lot like the Republican establishment was dancing to the Democrats tune.

      Kinda the way it does now.

      Should we ‘anoint’ someone?

      No. That’s another lefty/Dem’/nevertrumper schtick.

      What we SHOULD have done is treated the candidate whose re-election fell to publicly admitted lefty/Dem’/nevertrumper malfeasance as the incumbent and rallied together FROM DAY ONE.

      But we didn’t. Now we have to publicly fight each other–a fight that will destroy GOP cohesion and make independents leery.

      Does no one on the right play dhess? Or any strategy game?

      M Poppins in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 8, 2023 at 3:38 pm

      Fuzzy, isn’t there a Democrat group you should be administering?

    gonzotx in reply to Azathoth. | June 7, 2023 at 10:29 pm


      CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | June 8, 2023 at 11:54 am

      To be clear then you oppose any negative news or coverage of any candidate for the 2024 GoP
      Presidential Primary nomination?

      Or does your vision only include protection from scrutiny for a particular candidate?

        Azathoth in reply to CommoChief. | June 8, 2023 at 1:20 pm

        “To be clear then you oppose any negative news or coverage of any candidate for the 2024 GoP
        Presidential Primary nomination?”

        Yes. Any that pits us against each other..

        Frankly, it would be best if we unified before primary season actually begins and had no primary.

        But I don’t think the GOPe will allow that. They’d rather lick leftist bootheels than have people they think they’re better than gain any power whatsoever.

          CommoChief in reply to Azathoth. | June 8, 2023 at 3:46 pm

          So you want unity but only on your terms? Then you resort to name calling those who may disagree with you?

          A primary is necessary. It sharpens the candidates by forcing them to respond to questions instead of hiding behind vague statements. As an example declarations that they will ‘fix’ X issue on day one. They gotta lay out the steps of how they accomplish that or some voters won’t buy into it.

Yeah, community notes seems to be working as intended. Which is a feature, not a bug.

The thing I’m interested in – Musk’s claim that ~20% of Twitter being botnets. Leftist democrat-party botnets… since we now know the whole trump-russian-botnet sham was a Obama-Clinton-Hamilton68 disinformation campaign.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Tiki. | June 7, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    I don’t remember Musk ever claiming that they were all leftist bots. The twitter files showed that Dem disinfo zealots were allowed to obscure and even censor dissenting points. That’s different from saying 20% of it is bots and they are all leftist. I have seen some posting activity that looks suspiciously like right wing bots but they were less common. Most of it comes from places like Russia, NK, China, etc. trying to cause discord. Of course, if the Dems give them more traction with certain aspects of their attack then they are going to ramp those up.

Inside baseball for the players only. Community Notes will just be another ball field for partisans, if it’s not already.

Indeed, if Trump posted on Twitter his response today to Christie announcement, especially the short video, the legions would rush to point out it was not “accurate.”

Trump/Voldemort receives more outright hate and disinformation thrown at him in all venues than anyone, by far. Not to mention the numerous witch hunts, such as the Russia hoax, impeachments and now prosecutions. That’s the real derangement here. It’s not “martyrdom” to say so. That truth is one that even the “influencers” on Community Notes, playing inside baseball to push their agendas, cannot change, hard as they may try.

    I’m pretty sure the community notes feature also has a ranking mechanism, so the progs can’t game the system… assuming enough conservatives participate in twitter to balance out the ratios.

      Ranking mechanism. Part of the game for the players, no matter which side. Latch on to something you don’t like as “friends” pile on. That’s the point. The players have too large a megaphone as they act to drown adversaries. So much white noise. Fortunately, most do not participate or care. But that does not change the fact of who plays the game.

        I don’t disagree with you… that’s the whole ‘social media’ game which is, at it’s root, a massive community-wide, narcissistic circle jerking exercise. But at least Musk seems to have opened the game back up to conservatives, to at least let them express their opinion, through posts and ‘ranking’ of posts. This is a world of difference from what was there previously when you had raving-mad prog dev teams building automated censorship tools, and literal armies of woke idiots sitting in some back room deciding who got to say what, and who didn’t. So now everybody can participate if they want. Personally, I still don’t.

          Agreed. Aside from being a popularity contest for players, a greater problem with all these social platforms is that too many think they must opine on every subject, whether anyone cares or not, just because it is “trending” or to show their “virtue” in one way or another. Technology moving backwards.

    So far they are just alerting people they are being lied to by extremely powerful people.

“Readers added a Community Note …”

This is exactly the kind of childish penny-ante warfare the left loves. You won’t ever beat them at it. Shift the fight to some other less easily manipulated battleground or give it up.

    Crawford in reply to irv. | June 8, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Yeah! Screw honesty and making corrections! Let’s be leftists and wallow in lies!!!

2smartforlibs | June 7, 2023 at 5:02 pm

The left learned long ago you have to control the narrative.

Well, so much for Team Vivek.

People who post unproven, exaggerated or false claims getting bent b/c the community notes adds context or corrects the attempt to deceive by supplying additional facts have a choice. They can stop trying to deceive, lie and exaggerate events or continue to take the L from community notes.

That goes for everyone. The current community notes feature is PO the purveyors of falsehoods; the media and other ass clowns who want to lie and exaggerate their way to prominence. These folks ran wild posting all sorts of nonsense unchecked pre Musk.

Today Twitter is far more open to all viewpoints b/c Musk fired 85% of the woke weirdos who were suppressing dissenting voices. Community notes simply appends what is in essence a crowd sourced context/fact check to a tweet instead of blocking it or suppressing it. Big improvement for everyone though the hucksters seem awful PO that their shenanigans get called out in real time.

This is such a joke, Musk is 100% behind “d” santis , thusly he has to demonize President Trump

Same old shit

I guess now we can see better where The Gateway Pungent and the Conservative Nuthouse gets their “facts”

I’ve seen several of these allegations being spread elsewhere and readers take it as gospel

Thanks a bunch for this article!

Whats this twitter of which you speak?

What I find particularly enlightening is how clear cut these cases are.

If you are actively lying you deserve this.

Media in the public square in Republicans have as THEIR JOB to expose the powerful.

If you want your campaign to be based on lies…..

Just as the Teacher’s Union head deserved this while lying so to does the Trump camp liars.

Peter Floyd | June 8, 2023 at 9:30 am

Who really, truly gives a damn?

    CommoChief in reply to Peter Floyd. | June 8, 2023 at 11:57 am

    The people and institutions being called out by the community notes feature on Twitter for dishonesty seem to care. Many of the supporters of those people and institutions being called out for dishonesty seem pretty upset as well.

Not a Twitter user so — are Community Notes also able to be contexted with Community Notes? How long before this Notes facility gets completely distorted out of all usefulness and/or believability?

facebookisfacist | June 8, 2023 at 11:24 am

This is not surprising. DeSantis campaign’s billionaires bought many Conservative Inc. influencers so they fight on Twitter rather than in with voters.

    Interesting. Do you have any evidence to support this claim? Even a single link to a valid source? I’ll wait.

    CommoChief in reply to facebookisfacist. | June 8, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Maybe you missed the Conservative Inc figures like Bill Kristol, J Goldberg, other cruise ship refuges, the Bulwark, the Atlantic’s token ‘conservative’, the weirdos from Lincoln project among many others all chanting in unison that DeSantis is ‘worse than’ fill in the blank. So far they’ve used both Trump and Hitler to fill in the ‘worse than’ blank and I seem to recall someone trying to fit Stalin in there.

    Maybe you haven’t noticed any of the noise and that’s why you made a comment that is so easily disproved . On the other hand maybe you get paid to tell falsehoods.